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In this context, wilderness represents one extreme of the gradient of human presence and impact across the landscape. While still retaining an aesthetical element and an existence value among growing numbers of enthusiasts in the Western industrialized countries, wilderness also refers to the biophysical reality of natural processes, ecological communities, and the resulting ecosystems that develop in the absence of human management. Therefore, wilderness is of major importance both for research and management in the areas of ecosystem services (ES) (Naidoo et al.
2000). We calculate the similarity of current land cover to PNV by estimating the probability that the CORINE 2000 land cover class in any one location in Europe belongs to the local PNV type (Bohn et al. 2000). 1. The resulting map was combined with the grazing density data from Food and Agriculture Organization, which was previously linear transformed to a scale from 0 to 1, where 1 represents a density of 20 heads/km2 or more. We used 32 S. Ceaușu et al. Fig. 1 Wilderness areas according to four metrics.